Sarah Stratton
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let the children play: Ideas for adding natural elements to your outdoor play space - Part 3

let the children play: Ideas for adding natural elements to your outdoor play space - Part 3

"Developing an outdoor area" Learning for Life.  "It’s not often you have the opportunity to revitalise an entire outdoor environment ... what was once very sterile and artificial ... transformed into a place full of natural materials presenting challenging and interesting locales amidst a serene and welcoming atmosphere. See the bland, flat, unfeatured playground  take shape as logs, stumps, rocks, balance beams, a creek bed, bridges and a stage all slowly form in front of your eyes."

"Developing an outdoor area" Learning for Life. "It’s not often you have the opportunity to revitalise an entire outdoor environment ... what was once very sterile and artificial ... transformed into a place full of natural materials presenting challenging and interesting locales amidst a serene and welcoming atmosphere. See the bland, flat, unfeatured playground take shape as logs, stumps, rocks, balance beams, a creek bed, bridges and a stage all slowly form in front of your eyes."

When choosing the location of your sandpit, make sure it will be in your direct line of sight, so you can keep an eye on children as they play. It’s best to choose a fairly level area, you can check suitability using a spirit level. It’s also important that the sandpit can drain naturally after rain showers, so don’t place it in an area that holds excessive water. The ideal location would offer both sunshine and shade, providing protection but also ensuring that the sand is kept nice and…

When choosing the location of your sandpit, make sure it will be in your direct line of sight, so you can keep an eye on children as they play. It’s best to choose a fairly level area, you can check suitability using a spirit level. It’s also important that the sandpit can drain naturally after rain showers, so don’t place it in an area that holds excessive water. The ideal location would offer both sunshine and shade, providing protection but also ensuring that the sand is kept nice and…

Mud kitchens (also known as outdoor kitchens or mud pie kitchens) are one of the best resources for little ones to play outside. While looking for inspirat

Mud kitchens (also known as outdoor kitchens or mud pie kitchens) are one of the best resources for little ones to play outside. While looking for inspirat

let the children play: loose parts play (nice, self-draining solution for things that will be out in the rain — plus it uses the fence!)

let the children play: loose parts play (nice, self-draining solution for things that will be out in the rain — plus it uses the fence!)

Outside Play: do a version of this but tie magnifying glasses to 3 tyres and hide small branches and plastic bugs that aren't too small for the little ones in the rim of the tyre and get the kids to look for bugs and put them in the bug catchers.

Construction play spaces promote many learning opportunities including, gross motor skills, problem solving, team work and imagination!

Construction play spaces promote many learning opportunities including, gross motor skills, problem solving, team work and imagination!